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Old 04-02-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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Do designers care that their customers see proofs of the artwork in the wrong colour and have to wait for the printers proofs to make sure they are right???
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Peter, your place is the only one I've seen in 20 years where the printed sheets match the proof! Of course designers care -- they care desperately -- but as I said when we met, most press ops can only get fairly close to the proof. The magenta seems to do whatever it likes much of the time, hence purple blues and grey greens <sigh>.

For the benefit of the rest of the gang, Santa Petrushka here has adopted the ISO-whatsit working space, and he changes the order that the inks print; he prints stochastically anyway, then reduces the square dot gain by a nat's and, by gum, it sodding well works!! I couldn't even see the screen. Amazing!

I'm trying to get our printer, the lovely Hurricane Catarina, to do the same, but she says all her other clients want to remain with Euroscale Coated v2 at 175lpi.
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THank u Robin - u are so kind - its surprising what me buying lunch ( a very rare occasion) leads to. I know I have been banging the drum about proofing to an international standard and then us printers matching it. As u saw it is not difficult to achieve- but as a printer I cannot drive it - it has to come from clients such as your self and even your clients - I passionatly believe that where ever the end user sees colour it should be as close to the printed job as possible -thats either hard or soft proofs. The technology is there and we are doing agreat diservice to our customers by not using it. - If we were in any other industry the regulators would force us to do it.

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